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We are so pleased to announce that beloved faculty member  and established thought leader JM Tyree has been named Associate Director of VCUarts Cinema. His recent work includes: “The Drowned Forest of Erith,” on walking in London, in Brick 101 (Summer 2018) “Timewashing,” on Netflix’s Stranger...
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Student Spotlight: ClarkApr 18, 2019

Favorite filmmaker? Mike Mills. Beginners is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. I have a tattoo I'm basing around a specific scene in it. It's probably silly to love a filmmaker based on one film, but it's just so amazing. ...

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Student Spotlight: EthanApr 18, 2019

Favorite filmmaker I consistently enjoy Edgar Wright's films. I think he is the master of modern comedy in a world where most comedies are, frankly, not great. His movies are funny and a great example of how films can contribute to a genre. ...

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Student Spotlight: VanesaApr 11, 2019

Favorite filmmaker? Wong Kar-Wai What’s your second major/double minor/why did you choose it? World Cinema and General Business. Business is more of a backup plan for my dad, and I chose World Cinema because I like learning about...

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Student Spotlight: KatieApr 2, 2019

Favorite movie? I guess i would say La La Land. The experience of going to the Virginia Film Festival left me at awe at what they did with that film. It made me realize how much I want to do something like that. What’s your second...

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Student Spotlight: JonathanApr 2, 2019

Favorite filmmaker Definitely Andrea Arnold. What’s your second major/double minor/why did you choose it? English is my second major, and I chose it to help with screenwriting and just because I love to write. What’s...

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Student Spotlight: TrishaApr 2, 2019

Favorite movie Salt What’s your second major/double minor/why did you choose it? I want to do Anthropology and Urban Regional Studies. I took Human Geography in high school, and it was one of my favorite classes. I’m interested in...

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Full Circle in Norway: Tregenza RetrospectiveMar 13, 2019

Almost four years ago, our Program Director Dr. Rob Tregenza attended a screening of a series of his works as part of the Norwegian Film Institute's Cinemateket lineup.  Last week he was honored once again by having not only his previous works shown, but also his latest...

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Behind the scenes of “Heads”Jun 8, 2018

Now that our first film is in the can, take a look behind the scenes into the terrifying world of Heads!  This is only the first of five films for Cinema Summer Intensives 2018 (CINE 390 & 490). Special thanks to Travis Fairman, Tyler Scheerschmidt, Yashia...

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VCUarts Cinema Summer IntensiveApr 27, 2018

What is the Summer Intensive? CINE 390 & 490 are required 15-credit production intensives taken after the second and third year. This is where the bulk of the on-set production instruction takes place, our bread and butter! Students work together on crews of about 50...

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Alumni Spotlight – Maria Kellam (’16)Mar 19, 2018

What Do Cinema Students Do When They Graduate? From a post house in Alexandria to the Liffey River! Maria Kellam ('16) has done it all. As an undergraduate, Maria's work ranged from Hair and Make-up to Post Production and she turned her skills and adaptability into...

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